Gaillardia or blanket flowers, are perennial daisies in the Asteraceae family. They are valued for their extended flowering season, blooming from early spring until late summer. The plants consist of low-growing, light-green foliage, and bear upright stems with large daisy-type flowers, most commonly in shades of yellow, orange, red and brown.
Gaillardia are hardy and require little maintenance once established. They are stunning in meadow gardens, rockeries, or used as filler or border plants. They are attractive to bees and butterflies and regular removal of the faded flowers will encourage constant blooming.
Gaillardia galya offers a new range of single-flowering varieties. Flowers are produced in profusion on each individual plant – resulting in a stunning ball of colour in the garden. The continuous flowering of this series ensures the colour will last for months.They are available with a variety of different orange, yellow and red blooms. This particular one is the "Eternal Flame" hybrid.
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